Jan 02, 12
Journalists, anyone who loves a thriller, great for male and female readers
I own a copy
BELLA has all the components that keep me turning pages until I'm finished. And then I wanted more, of course, by the last page. Dan Patragno, Washington, DC journalist, is a favorite new character of mine. He's a flawed protagonist in a story of moral ambiguity and professional ethical purgatory. The author doesn't waste a word, which I greatly appreciate. The writing is tight as only a journalist-turned-author could accomplish to this degree.
Thank goodness Piacente is releasing another novel featuring journalist Patragno, earlier in his career. I hope this is just the beginning, because from now on Piacente books will be on my "must read" list.